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Hanayama Cast Cylinder takeapart brainteaser

Enjoy finding the solution while pretending to be a spy cracking open a safe with…

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Hanayama Cast Dolce take apart puzzle

Can you separate the male and female gender symbols and then put them back together…

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Hanayama Cast Donut takeapart brainteaser

The puzzle is to separate the 4 pieces of the two rings. Yes 4 not…

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Hanayama Cast G&G puzzle

The puzzle has many possibilities and as soon as you start trying to take it…

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Hanayama Cast S&S puzzle

A historical reproduction by Hanayama from Victorian England. This puzzle has been called the Loop…

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Hanayama Cast Galaxy takeapart brainteaser

You will becomes totally mesmerized by the pieces that move so freely. It is more…

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Hanayama Cast Hexagon takeapart brainteaser

There are three pieces inside an external frame. Slide them around inside the frame and…

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Hanayama Cast Infinity take apart puzzle

The puzzle is called Infinity not only for its appearance but also because its movement…

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Cast Hook Level 1 Hanayama puzzle

Can you take it apart? Can you assemble it again? A new twist on the…

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Hanayama Cast Flag take apart puzzle

The puzzle was invented more than 100 years ago but Hanayama have added their own…

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Hanayama Cast Loop take apart puzzle

Can you take it apart? Can you assemble it again? Getting the two parts of…

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Hanayama Cast Marble take apart puzzle

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Wausau '82 13 piece burr

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Hanayama Rotor Puzzle

Metal Puzzles

They are metal but do not condone tossing them out the window out of sheer frustration!!!

The 9 Linked Rings (often called the Chinese Ring puzzle) is said to date back to the Song dynasty (960-1129). It could be the earliest known metal puzzle ever. And still it’s being enjoyed (well, at least puzzled over!) by people today. You’ll find it and many, many other metal puzzles in this category.

When we think of metal puzzles many of us think of small wire puzzles where you need to disentangle the two interlinked parts. And there are many examples of these types of puzzles in our online shop. But there are many other types of puzzles made in metal too.

Metal is a very exact medium to work in and puzzles often need that exactness to ensure they work correctly so the two fit very well together. And metal is strong. As a general rule (with the exception of a very few specific instructions in particular puzzles) we say you are not supposed to use force to separate part of a puzzle. But what if the frustration just gets to you? Most metal puzzles will probably survive a little bit rougher treatment than puzzles made of other materials. We do not, however, condone tossing them out the window out of sheer frustration!!!

These days there are many mechanical puzzle categories where metal is used to make the puzzles. Cast metal puzzles that you disentangle, metal maze type puzzles, puzzle locks, puzzle bolts, and very high end engineered take apart and sequential discovery puzzles. And here at Mr Puzzle you’ll find them all.

One of the biggest names in metal puzzles these days is Hanayama. They’re bringing out new designs to challenge our thinking every year across six different degrees of difficulty. And puzzle lovers want to collect them all. You’ll need persistence to figure out how to disassemble their mechanisms. Maybe by rotating, sliding and some other manipulation the cast metal pieces will come apart but one thing is for sure, they’ll keep you puzzling for hours.

Wil Strijbos is another puzzle inventor and maker who uses the precision of metal to make puzzles that really test the cognitive processes of the puzzler. He is a small volume manufacturer concentrating on smaller quantities of very precisely engineered aluminium puzzles. People are very prepared to wait a long time for the chance to get a Wil Strijbos puzzle!

Metal has been used for some of the oldest puzzles we know too. The Chinese Ring Puzzle (aka The Nine Linked Rings), probably China’s most famous puzzle ever was proven by Stewart Culin (an American ethnographer 1858-1929) to have been invented by the Chinese general Hung Ming in the 2nd century AD.

From contemporary to historical, fun to very difficult, inexpensive to high end precision, if you’re thinking about building your metal puzzle collection then look no further than Mr Puzzle. At any one time we’ve usually got more than 50 different types of metal puzzle on the website.